Missouri Rice Field Day to Explore Innovations in Rice Production


The latest developments and new technology in rice production will be highlighted at the Missouri Rice Council’s (MRC) annual Rice Field Day Aug. 23 at the Missouri Rice Research Farm in Glennonville, Missouri.

Anyone with an interest in rice production is invited to this free event. The farm is located about eight miles west of Malden, Missouri, on Highway J in northern Dunklin County.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with presentations and tours. Lunch will be served at noon.

Various field presentations to be discussed during the tours, include row rice, irrigation scheduling of row rice, managing sulfur and using nitrogen fertilizer in rice production, rice varieties in Missouri, weed control, rice diseases, fertility updates, rice markets and farm program policies, and using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), i.e. drones in agriculture.

Speakers will include Dr. Michael Aide, soil scientist with Southeast’s Department of Agriculture; G. Byron McVay, instructor of agriculture with Southeast’s Department of Agriculture; Steven Cromley, agronomist with Koch Agronomic Services; Dr. Christian De Guzman, rice breeder with Southeast’s Department of Agriculture; David Dunn of the University of Missouri Soil Testing Laboratory; James Heiser with University of Missouri Weed Science; Dr. Kent Marten of the University of Missouri Soil Testing Laboratory; David Reinbott, agriculture business program with the University of Missouri Extension, Southeast Region; Dr. Gene Stevens from the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center; Andy Chronister, agriculture technology coordinator at Southeast’s Economic and Business Engagement Center; and Dr. Jim Peterson, assistant professor in Southeast’s Department of Engineering and Technology.

The Missouri Rice Council will host the annual Missouri Rice Field Day with support from Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri- Fisher Delta Research Center.